Because we feel, with good reason, that children are special, we tend to forget that the technology used to teach them, keep their records, count attendance, and send out grades is anything but.
Edtech, as it’s called, is as vulnerable as any other technology. Because education is an increasingly profitable sector, the data it produces—from K–12 through university graduate programs—is susceptible to the same forces as the rest of world. In particular, you see the same corner-cutting on the part of developers and the hacking by criminal gangs and nation states.
The most recent instance of this vulnerability? Impero Education Pro.